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Kenneth Rogoff
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    Gideon Rachman (and others), "Ten Years Out"

    FT Special Report - 5 Dec 2017

    Four senior FT journalists outline what they see as the biggest challenges that no chief executive should ignore over the next 10 years. They also provide some tips on how companies can best prepare themselves for the changes that are coming. Migration (legal and illegal) will become a central concern. Senior execs will have to adjust to the fact that China will become dominant not just economically but in technology, etc. 

    Published in Weekly selection 8 December 2017

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  • GEOPOLITICS, Conflicts, Technology

    Garrett Graff, "The Quantum Spy Author David Ignatius on the Future of High-Tech Espionage"

    Wired - 27 Nov 2017

    In this interview, one of the most plugged-in American columnists discusses his latest novel. It goes deep into the inner-workings of modern Chinese intelligence and explains how the race for a new technology can provide geopolitical advantage. It offers many insights on quantum computing: an absolute national priority for the Chinese who regard it as one of the potential breakthrough, world-changing, dominant technologies in the future (reads in 9-12 min).

    Published in Weekly selection 1 December 2017

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  • GEOPOLITICS, The Middle East

    Jonathan Spyer, "Tehran Is Winning the War for Control of the Middle East"

    Foreign Policy - metered paywall - 21 Nov 2017

    The think-tanker / journalist argues that, despite Mohammed bin Salman’s new assertiveness and bold moves, Saudi Arabia doesn’t stand a chance of turning the tide against Iranian interests across the Middle East. In every case (Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Yemen), the advantage is with the Iranians (reads in 4-6 min).

    Published in Weekly selection 24 November 2017

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